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Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday gave his administration a pat on the back for creating an enabling business environment, citing as evidence the official opening of Jamaica Grain and Cereals' state-of-the-art multigrain milling facility,...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Ambassador Nestor Mendez, assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), made it abundantly clear on Monday that he was very impressed with the impact of the New Path project, during a visit to the South Camp Juvenile...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Heath minister Dr Christopher Tufton has served notice of Government's intention to regulate all food and drink offerings to children within and outside of school compounds to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle across the country in a...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The process has formally begun to have the courts break the deadlock over ownership rights to the estimated $4 billion in Seprod share dividend earnings, now under the stewardship of the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) and which Karl Samuda, minister...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The General Post Office (GPO) in downtown Kingston, across from the Supreme Court, will be closed to the public for six months, starting next Monday, to facilitate renovation work by the Ministry of Justice.The renovations will include improvements...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

An executive of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called on local policymakers to use the regional conference set for March 5-8 in Montego Bay,St James, to provide the impetus for their activities. This is if the country...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Thieves continue to undermine the economic viability of the West Indies Alumina Company's (Windalco) livestock operations, with seven Jamaica Hope calves valued at $84,000 discovered missing on Monday, February 12.The dairy calves - three bulls,...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The impasse at the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) has claimed its first casualty, with Jethro Greene, its chief coordinator, being stripped of his post with immediate effect at the hastily called meeting in Barbados last Saturday.But that is not...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Almost five months after it announced plans for demonetisation of one-, 10- and 25-cent coins, which are being taken out of circulation and will cease to be legal tender after tomorrow, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is yet to receive even one response...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Thursday is the last day that one-cent, ten-cent and 25-cent coins can be used as legal monetary tender in Jamaica.However, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will continue to redeem them indefinitely, during its regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

A mangrove island that sits about two kilometres off Port Royal is virtually dead - overwhelmed by tons of garbage, and marine biologists are warning that if it is allowed to die, it will take with it the livelihood of fishers, as well as the...

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